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Coroner identifies moped driver killed in collision with tractor-trailer

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly collision involving a moped and a tractor-trailer hauling turkeys.

Troopers say the accident happened Wednesday night around 8:35 p.m. at the intersection of Belfast Road near Silverstreet.

Coroner Craig Newton identified the victim as 23-year-old Scotty Lee Ricketts. Newton said Ricketts died instantly after being thrown off the moped. He was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Belfast Road was closed for several hours due to the investigation.

The accident remains under investigation.

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